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Welcome to the wonderful world of sewing!  In this first class you will learn all about your machine, or mine, and you will go home with your first completed project.

“Kids Can Sew”

Sewing is experiencing a resurgence and children want to join the fun of learning to sew.  This program teaches children from six to twelve the basics of sewing. Children will learn to operate a sewing machine, read and cut out a pattern and sew clothes and craft items for gift-giving. Sewing strengthens fine motor skills, reading and following directions and creativity while building children’s confidence and having fun. New machines are provided for use in the class.  Lesson sheets will indicate the fabric requirements for parents to help the children pick out their own fabrics for each item.

October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Ages: 6-12


Learn To Make A Rag Quilt

Learn to make a fun, warm, versatile, flannel rag quilt.  In this three-hour session you will learn how to prepare, cut, and sew a lap rag quilt from flannel.  Machines will be provided for use in class, participants purchase their own flannel. No sewing skills are required.  These quilts make great dog beds, baby quilts and lap quilts. There are so many fun, pretty and themed flannels to create rag-quilts for any occasion or gift giving.  Come join the fun!

November 10th

Ages: 13 and up


Fall Crafts for Home and Gift Giving

Join the fun, meet new friends, laugh, learn, and be productive!
Come learn how to make fall and Christmas items for your home or gift-giving.  Each week you will learn how to make a new item. Items include decorative pillows, placemats, napkins, table runners, aprons, wall hangings, pot holders and mug rugs(plant mats, candle mats) and Christmas stockings.  You supply the materials needed from the class list and I will supply the sewing machines, instruction and motivation. No sewing experience necessary.

October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November 6th, 13th, 20th
6:30-8:30 pm


Learn these skills and more..

  • Learn to set up your machine for sewing

  • Learn the parts of the machine

  • Learn how to thread the top spool of thread

  • Learn how to fill a bobbin and load it

  • Learn how to troubleshoot the above areas

  • Learn proper placement of your hands for sewing

  • Learn how to sew straight lines

  • Learn to to pivot corners

  • Learn how to reverse stitch

  • Learn about the special stitches and special features of your machine or mine.

Barbara S. Fraser, a retired BFA teacher and entrepreneur, has been a  registered “Kids Can Sew & Craft®” instructor since the early 90’s successfully bringing the program to the Lexington, MA school system and Joann’s stores in Massachusetts and in Vermont.  Her love of sewing and teaching has encouraged her to turn her retirement into a “rewirement” sharing her skills with a new generation.

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Kids Can Sew! 
6 - 12  N/A  Sa  10/05/2019 - 11/23/2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Barlow Street Community Center - Program Room
$200.00 R, $260.00 NR
Sewing Machines will be provided.
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Learn to make a Rag Quilt 
13 and up  N/A  Su  11/10/2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Barlow Street Community Center - Program Room
$50.00 R, $65.00 NR
Sewing machines provided
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Fall Crafts for Home and Gift Giving 
15 and up  N/A  10/02/2019 - 11/20/2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Barlow Street Community Center - Program Room
$200.00 R, $250.00 NR
Sewing machines provided
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